National Punctuation Day 2015

This past Thursday, September 24th, was National Punctuation Day!  (No, really!  It’s a real day!)  We celebrated by having English ALL DAY!

We started out our morning by reviewing the proper use of commas.  There are SO MANY uses for commas, it seemed most appropriate to make sure and be aware of the many different uses for them, and to make sure we used them correctly.  To help us with this, we made “Comma People” to go along with our practice.  They were VERY creative, to say the least.  🙂

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Our next activity for the day drew attention to how we use punctuation while speaking and don’t even realize it!  Based on a comedy sketch by comedian Victor Borge, we created sounds and actions for different punctuation marks, and read them aloud phonetically.  Hilarious creativity with these, for sure!

Here is the original video:

Here is our take on the concept:

The final (and my favorite!) part of the day was quite intense, as we worked hard to save the lives of many sick patients, infected with “badgrammaritis.” Our Sentence Surgeons were on the case, and thankfully no one was lost on our watch!!

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All around, this was an extremely fun and exciting day!  English class never looked so good!!  😉  I can’t wait to celebrate again next year!!  Happy National Punctuation Day!!

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